27 episodes

Join award-winning neurologists and researchers, Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, for a fun, innovative and inspirational approach to brain health and all matters concerning the remarkable human mind. This is the century of the brain, a time when our insights into this incredible organ are exploding at an unprecedented pace. Explore ways to take control of your own brain health, avoid chronic diseases that are devastating communities worldwide, and expand your mind's capacity beyond anything you can imagine.

The Brain Health Revolution Podcast Team Sherzai M.D.

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 345 Ratings

Join award-winning neurologists and researchers, Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, for a fun, innovative and inspirational approach to brain health and all matters concerning the remarkable human mind. This is the century of the brain, a time when our insights into this incredible organ are exploding at an unprecedented pace. Explore ways to take control of your own brain health, avoid chronic diseases that are devastating communities worldwide, and expand your mind's capacity beyond anything you can imagine.

    Fundamentals of True Habit Change with Dr. Howard Jacobson

    Fundamentals of True Habit Change with Dr. Howard Jacobson

    In this episode, we speak with our dear friend Dr. Howard Jacobson, who is an author, Head Coach at Sick to Fit University; co-founder and Lead Instructor at the WellStart Health Coaching Academy; and host of the increasingly popular Plant Yourself Podcast. Howard believes that we all to some extent know how to live a healthy life, but knowing is not enough. Understanding the mechanism of our behavior is key to fundamental, long-term change. Please listen to this amazing conversation, which we believe is one of the most important conversations we've had on the subject.
    We're very excited to announce the Brain Health Revolution (BHR), a continuous online program that lets us connect with thousands of people on a daily basis and empower them to incorporate brain health into every facet of their lives. From seminars regarding how to build brain-healthy habits, Live Q&A sessions, NEURO-friendly cooking sessions and check-ins to assess your progress, this is your chance to be a part of a community that is revolutionizing what living a brain-healthy life means.
    To learn more, please visit Brain Health Revolution
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    Website: https://plantyourself.com/contact/
    Instagram: @askhowie
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    The New Alzheimer's Drug: Hope or a Massive Failure?

    The New Alzheimer's Drug: Hope or a Massive Failure?

    Welcome to the Brain Health Revolution Podcast! In this episode, we took a deep dive into the history and steps of FDA approval of the latest Alzheimer's drug, Aducanumab. Developed by the biotechnology company, Biogen, it is the first approved drug that attempts to treat a possible cause of the neurodegenerative disease rather than just the symptoms. But the approval has sparked a contentious debate over whether the drug is effective. Many experts, including an independent panel of neurologists and biostatisticians, advised the FDA that clinical-trial data did not conclusively demonstrate that Aducanumab could slow cognitive decline. Yet patient advocacy groups tout this as a miracle drug and one that provides hope and opens the doors for future therapeutics for this devastating disease. 
    In this episode, we discuss:
    - The history of drug development for Alzheimer's
    - Amyloid and Tau protein targeting
    - How this drug was presented in 2019, rejected, reapplication by Biogen, its reanalysis data and final approval by FDA on June 7, 2021
    - Side effects of the drug 
    - Price and the economics around the drug
    - Long term consequences to the field
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    • 37 min
    Lessons From The Pandemic With Dr. David Katz

    Lessons From The Pandemic With Dr. David Katz

    In this episode, we sat down, once again, with our dear friend Dr. David Katz, and explored the personal and public impact of COVID-19, what we learned about the failings of our society in the face of such a formidable opponent, the failings of our system to adapt to such a novel threat, how it changed us as a society, and how do we move forward given the deep divisions and the tremendous losses felt by millions.
    Dr. David Katz, who is the founder and former director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, the Past President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine; President and Founder of the non-profit True Health Initiative and Founder and CEO of Diet ID, Inc.
    Dr. Katz's website: https://davidkatzmd.com
    Twitter: @DrDavidKatz
     
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    • 55 min
    Food and Your Mood - with Dr. Uma Naidoo

    Food and Your Mood - with Dr. Uma Naidoo

    We had the pleasure of sitting down (virtually) with our friend, Dr. Uma Naidoo to speak about her book, This Is Your Brain On Food, and explore ways to improve our patients' brain health outcomes by guiding them using evidence-based medicine and as importantly, through tasty and healthy foods for their minds. Dr. Uma Naidoo is a nutritional psychiatrist and serves as the director of nutritional & lifestyle psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. But more importantly, she is truly a compassionate physician and a public health advocate. We hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did. 
    Follow Dr. Naidoo on the web and social media: 
    Website: https://umanaidoomd.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drumanaidoo/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrUmaNaidoo/
    Link: 'This Is Your Brain on Food'
     
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    • 47 min
    The Definitive Guide to Preventing Cognitive Decline

    The Definitive Guide to Preventing Cognitive Decline

    Friends, as many of you know, Alzheimer's prevention is personal to us. In our very first meeting, we connected over the shared loss of our grandparents to dementia and since then we have dedicated our lives to combating neurodegenerative diseases. This put us on-the-ground in communities around the nation. We saw family after family suffering from the tragedies of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and cognitive decline. This is when our life's purpose took shape, and it was to share this simple, but powerful, piece of information: cognitive decline is preventable and you already have most of the tools you need to do so.

    That's why we are so excited that today we finally get to share our new book, The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution with you. This book was written with every intention of helping people. We want to make the science around lifestyle medicine and brain-health accessible and digestible to as many people as possible. The result? A guide to transforming your life in 30 days. We actively fight against that notion and want you to know: health starts with everyday habits, not hardcore protocols. The response has been incredible so far. Thanks to our collective efforts, we've seen the book rank as high as #15 on Amazon! All of the profits go towards the non-profit, Healthy Minds Initiative, whose aim is the improvement of brain health in communities through education, research and mobilization of resources. 
    Retailer links for The 30 Day Alzheimer's Solution:
    Indie Bound
    Amazon
    Books-A-Million
    Book Depository
     
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    • 39 min
    The Perfect Storm: The Hidden Death Toll of COVID-19 on the Most Vulnerable

    The Perfect Storm: The Hidden Death Toll of COVID-19 on the Most Vulnerable

    Friends, in this episode, we are shedding light on a community devastated by the consequences of this pandemic, as if it was not bad enough, close to 500,000 people have lost their lives in the United States, and more than millions around the world, on e community has been especially devastated by it. We’ve been asked to talk about this topic by several media channels, and Ayesha starts the conversation by narrating a part of an article that was recently published on USA Today. 
    This episode is brought to you by the Healthy Minds Initiative, a nonprofit organizations, whose mission is to innovate brain health by bringing care to the communities through research, education and mobilization. For more information to support or volunteer, please visit healthmindsinitiative.org.
    Our new book, The 30 Day Alzheimer's Solution is available for preorder and is scheduled to be published on March 23, 2021. Our science-backed, data driven plan is designed for you to have a sharp, brilliant mind at any age, as well as prevent cognitive decline and dementia. If you're interested in pre-ordering your copy, you'll receive access to our exclusive group, a lived environment based on neurobehavioral models that have worked, to help you start your brain health journey.
    Here's the link: https://teamsherzai.com/30-day-alzheimers-solution
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
345 Ratings

345 Ratings

Dwayne505 ,

Fantastic podcast!!!

I’m currently on episode 11, and am playing catch up! What I really love about this podcast is that many times the host which are doctors end up interviewing other doctors, super credible.

I’ve been paying attention to the Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) health message (which began in the mid 1800s) for the past 20 years and I believe that by paying attention to their health message my overall diet and health has greatly improved. What I find fascinating is how the SDA faith appears to be the only Protestant Christian faith that teaches and keeps the original biblical diet (which was a whole food plant based diet)! What history has shown is that God had always had a remnant group of followers, and currently that group, SDA, is blessed with long life and good health! Don’t believe me? Go read the science and study the blue zones. 😉

rolfesinga ,

Thanks so much for this podcast!

I just listened to your conversation about the new Alzheimer’s drug—I love your dedication to scientific honesty! You inspire me, I’m one step forward and occasionally two steps back, but making progress on my lifestyle changes. Both of my parents have suffered from dementia and I’m terrified!

Panienka Bogusia ,

My Favorite Podcast

The MD Team Sherzai is the best. I love the passion and dedication to public health. I am pursuing PhD in Occupational Therapy, and I am also passionate about public health. I love your podcast because it is sincere and informative. Trustworthy 100%. Thank you for being advocates and for bringing scholars and clinicians who are like-minded, dedicated to public health as well.

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